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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Until recently, when someone requested a home, it was always 3 bedrooms / 2 baths...Oh, you know the rest. But, recently I've been noticing more and more of clients calling and asking me to exclude certain homes from their list, as they won't even consider looking at them.

What is this one item that is beginning to be a thorn in my side? OIL TANKS! With the price of oil getting so high, more and more people won't even consider looking at a home with oil heat, and it seems to be the only type of home in their price range.

I'm starting to wonder if more and more people are discounting the price of their homes because they have an oil tank instead of natural gas or electric heat. I'm guessing with summer coming this may be less of an issue, but at the same time as the price of a barrel of oil rises, they still may consider it when looking at homes.

Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

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Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
Phone: (503)524-9494
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Connie Rice
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June 17, 2008 12:09 PM
Jeremy Blanton
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Todd- We are a lot like Jason in our gas tanks here...All our heating & cooling is done with electric.  Very cost effective in our sub-tropic climate.

June 17, 2008 12:18 PM
Larry Morris
Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
HomeServices Lending

Todd, are they rejecting them due to price of heating oil or the potential liability due to leaks and liability?

June 17, 2008 01:19 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Associate Broker, Northern VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

Todd:  Interesting observation.  I actually had someone ask me about homes with oil tanks the other day, wondering if any would ever come up in his search.  I told him not likely.  He was relieved.

June 17, 2008 09:18 PM
Ginger Walker
Realtor e-PRO,CSP
Keller Williams Realty

You know something I had not thought about this as a factor yet, but it sure is food for thought as I even live in a subdivision where we are all on wells and oil tanks and I know that many subdivisions in this area are as well...Hummm

June 18, 2008 12:51 PM

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